Wagamama has launched their iconic Veganuary dish along with a special partnership this year, which will allow one million meals to be donated to low income families.
Previous vegan versions of their most popular dishes have included a collaboration with vegan chef Gaz Oakley to bring guests the world’s first vegan ‘egg’, turning watermelon into ‘tuna’ and last year’s vegan fish and chips. This year it launches a vegan ‘chicken’ kare lomen: udon noodles served in a nourishing bowl of coconut broth with a chilli kick topped with vegan teriyaki ‘chicken’, coriander, beansprouts and cucumber. It is a fresh, fragrant and warming bowl available in all Wagamama restaurants and on Deliveroo for this Veganuary only.
This year their Veganuary dish will be served up alongside a campaign of support initiatives to help nourish local communities across the country through a partnership with food charity The Bread and Butter Thing which supports thousands of families in over eighty locations. Those in need of support pay a fraction of the cost for food, which is sourced direct from manufacturers and retailers. It has over 40,000 members and redistributes to over 5,000 families a week who typically pay £7.50 for £35 worth of groceries.
The partnership with Wagamama will involve projects in its restaurants and out in the community. Overall, it will see the restaurant chain provide support for The Bread and Butter Thing to deliver 1 million meals' worth of food to low income families who use the charity to receive a more affordable weekly shop, at a time when the nation needs it more than ever.